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to announce today that the five of us here today, and eight of us in total, including senators mccain, durbin, graham, menendez, rubio, flake and bennett, have come together on a set of bipartisan principles for comprehensive immigration reform legislation that we hope can pass the senate in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion. we still have a long way to go. but this bipartisan group -- sorry, we still have a long way to go, but this bipartisan blueprint is a major breakthrough. it is our hope that these principles can be turned into legislation by march, and have a markup by chairman leahy's committee with the goal of passage out of the senate by late spring or summer. senator durbin and i spoke to the president yesterday to update him on this group's progress, and he couldn't be more pleased. he strongly supports this effort. the key to our compromise is to recognize that americans overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration and support legal immigration. to this end, our framework contains four basic pillars. first, we create a tough but fair path to citizenship for illegal immigrants curre
want do move quickly. as i mentioned, senator durbin and i talked to the president and he was delighted we had come to an agreement. we will be working together very closely to try and get something done. obviously, the senate has a chance to create a bipartisan coalition because we need both parties to suck sold. that gives us a unique opportunity but we intend as senator john mccain said, the white house, the senate, and the house of representatives, all trying to work together, it seems to me at least, that senate is the most fortuitous place to move forward. >>shepard: one question so many people have, what is required for this path to citizenship to happen? carl cameron is back with us from capitol hill. karl, what has to happen? >>carl: will sponsors and advocates will talk about being a path to citizenship contingent on, and they will rattle off a list. first is securing the borders. that is contentious. there are some who believe the only way do secure the border is with a fence from the pacific ocean to the gulf coast. maybe say that is unrealistic and it would be porous and pe
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